Mahindarama, aka: Mahindārāma; 1 Definition(s)


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Mahindārāma is the name of a convent (monastary for bhikkuṇis) built by Mahinda I (730-733) in the Citadel (inner city) of Anurādhapura.—One boundary of Mahindārāma was Nagaragalla. It is mentioned in aninscription of Kassapa IV (898-914) as the Mihind-aram nunnery standing on the Maṅgul-maha-veya of the Inner City (Citadel). The cital (inner city) of Anurādhapura was included in Paṇḍukābhaya’s 4th-century layout of this town and featured gates on the cardinal faces. The town also included buildings such as the Mahindārāma.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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